New enforcement officers for LTA

Infrastructure and Transport assistant minister Vijay Nath (seated third from left) with the newly inducted officers. Picture: ATASA MOCEITUBA

Infrastructure and Transport assistant minister Vijay Nath (seated third from left) with the newly inducted officers. Picture: ATASA MOCEITUBA

Update: 5:18PM THE Land Transport Authority has inducted 48 new enforcement officers within their workforce.

Of the 48 officers, there are 23 e-ticketing officers, 13 weighbridge officers and 12 road safety officers.

Infrastructure and Transport assistant minister Vijay Nath today reminded the enforcement on the importance of being good ambassadors of the authority to road users.

“You all have worked hard to attain your positions and now that you will become ambassadors of safety as LTA officers, I wish to remind you to always perform your duties with integrity, honesty and diligence,” Mr Nath said.

“With the increasing population, there is also a rapid increase in vehicles and drivers emphasizing your work as enforcement officers´┐Ż..Therefore it is your core responsibility to ensure that there are no overladen vehicles on our roads to damage these infrastructures.”

Policies and development general manager Navinesh Chand said the officers underwent a two weeks training program and had proved themselves.

As for the e-ticketing officers he said the new recruits would be deployed at bus stands and stopping areas to check passenger e-transport cards and monitor driver and passenger conduct towards the e-ticketing system

“These are the only recruits that are permanent staff members. We already have 95 e-ticketing staff members who are recruited on a temporarily basis,” Mr Chand said.